Monday, 15 July 2013

Visit of 4 top Euro teams will cost 1 Billion Baht

Visits by four of Europe's biggest teams will cost close to Bt1 billion, but Thailand gets little lasting benefit

This issue came into sharp focus again after Singha Corporation revealed they paid around Bt400 million for the visit by Manchester United and Chelsea, with whom they have lucrative sponsorship contracts as global partners. It meant the total cost for bringing the four clubs to Thailand could be just short of Bt1 billion.

But that sort of money could yield a massive improvement to Thai football if spent on facilities or local development.

Would it not be wiser to spend such vast sums on something more tangible than just brief appearances by star players?

Read the full article at The Nation.

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